Expo 2020 hands waste management contract to Dulsco
Dulsco to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose waste using innovative technologies, in a bid to help the site achieve its target to divert 85% of waste from landfill
Expo 2020 Dubai has joined forces with UAE-founded Dulsco that will help it achieve a significant step towards its target to divert 85% of waste from landfill.
As Expo 2020’s official waste management partner, Dulsco will implement “innovative solutions, supporting Dubai’s aim to host one of the most sustainable World Expos ever”.
Dulsco’s purpose-built Waste2Resource (W2R) facility, located in Dubai South, will also play its part in diverting waste from landfill in the lead-up to and during Expo 2020.
An official statement from the Expo 2020 said: “This will be achieved by using the latest technologies to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose, contributing to the circular economy, where waste becomes a valuable resource for other activities.”
Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, executive director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau said: “It is essential to the future of our planet that we live more sustainable lives, and World Expos can play an important role in promoting long-term solutions to environmental issues. By collaborating with Dulsco, Expo 2020 has an opportunity to assist the circular economy through effective waste management, helping to preserve our surroundings and shape a better world for generations to come.”
The partnership directly aligns with Expo 2020’s subtheme of Sustainability, and supports the 75% waste recycling target set out in UAE Vision 2021.
Expo’s collaboration with Dulsco also includes supporting and working with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are repurposing glass, metal and other materials using their own expertise and innovations.
Cooperating with this community of SMEs, the W2R facility will receive, recover, process, recycle and upcycle waste – converting it into valuable resources and products to be fed back into the market.